A Capital Campaign for:
Limestone College, in Gaffney, South Carolina,
Today we have an opportunity to uphold and build on that tradition as Limestone conducts a capital campaign for Academics, Athletics and the Limestone Fund: Today's Needs ... Tomorrow's Dreams.
Since Limestone's founding in 1845, several generations have given generously to ensure the continued quality of life and education, molding Limestone into a preeminent institution of higher learning. In 2010, Limestone ranks at the top in enrollment among South Carolina's 20 private, regionally accredited colleges and universities.
Walt Griffin, President of
"Today, perhaps more than at any time in her impressive history, Limestone College is poised for what can be her greatest years! Imagine the dreams that Dr. Thomas Curtis and Dr. William Curtis must have had when they chartered this institution as the first woman's college in South Carolina and one of the first in the nation.
The call is for support at the highest level ever undertaken in a capital campaign at Limestone.
Randy Hines, Limestone Trustee and Campaign Chair
"Throughout its history, Limestone College has always been a pioneer in providing access to higher education to meet the ever-changing needs of those who seek knowledge.
With the launch of the Virtual Campus in the 1990s, Limestone leaped onto the national landscape as a leader in leveraging computer technology to reach students throughout the world.
Not one of these accomplishments would have been possible without the true team spirit exemplified among supporters, students, faculty and staff working together not only to maintain our beloved Limestone College but to make it even better.
With Today’s Needs --- Tomorrow’s Dreams, we focus on three areas: First, building a new Library that is more than double in size. Second, renovating our athletic fields—making them among the very best in the region. And third, the Limestone Fund that helps meet the needs of every area of the College, including scholarships.
I hope you will join us for this journey, for as we realize the power of the possible, we lay the groundwork to realizing the dreams of tomorrow.”
Library Needs and Dreams Goal:
Today, Limestone’s day students number more than 800 and total enrollment is almost 3,500 when including evening and Internet students.
It is time to build a new Library in order to provide the academic resources needed by students and faculty. When the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools visited Limestone a couple years ago, they noted that our library no longer met the needs of our students.
As a portal for students and faculty to access the world of knowledge and technology, the library facility must be updated to meet the needs of a new millennium.
- Double the size of the Library
- Triple the seating capacity
- Build a library for the next forty years
- Add computer stations
- Add study rooms
- Add labs for mathematics, writing and other
- Accommodate an on-campus enrollment of 1,200
- Be an intellectual and social gathering place
- Add coffee shop café
The $6 million capital campaign creates a library for the next 40 years, more than doubling the size of the current library.
The new Library will be located between Montgomery Hall and the Carroll Fine Arts Building and presents a design in keeping with the architecture of the historic buildings on the front campus.
The Library needs to become more than just a place that houses books; it needs to be a welcoming space that provides a quiet place to study alone, a place to gather for group study, a place to meet new people (café), a place that provides other avenues for education and entertainment through technology.
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Limestone Trustee and Campaign Vice Chair Library
“Today’s Needs … Tomorrow’s Dreams is the perfect name for this campaign. Since its beginning in 1845, Limestone College has proven adept at seeing clearly what lay beyond the horizon and taking the necessary steps to strengthen its offerings.
Because I strongly believe in Limestone, its leadership, the students and faculty—those who are here and those to come after us—I enthusiastically agreed to serve as vice chair for the Library component of the campaign.
I am thrilled to be working with others for the Today’s Needs … Tomorrow’s Dreams campaign. I do hope that you will join me.”
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Dr. Karen Gainey
Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs
“The new Library will become the academic center of the College, with an environment that encourages students to collaborate, to do research, and to take full advantage of the abundant learning and information resources available.”
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“I think the campaign to build a new Library is a great idea! The current building has limited space and tables are so crowded together that having a place for a group study session becomes ‘first come, first served.’ We desperately need more equipment and technological advances at our disposal.”
Roy Mathis, Chairman, Board of Trustees
"The board of trustees are committed to this capital campaign. We're committed to provide the best resources possible to these students to win, athletically and academically, in the classroom and on the field. We're reaching out to alumni, to parents, to the trustees who love this school because this is a great investment for the future of Limestone College, this community and our young people."
Ann Beam Crotzer, Honorary Campaign Chair
“My love for Limestone College cannot be surpassed. We are fortunate to have Limestone in our community, our state, and in our entire world!
I think of Limestone as a legacy, touching many future generations. To continue this legacy, new challenges must be met to strengthen and sustain our future.
Please join me in continuing to restore our heritage and provide the very best environment for generations of students to come.”
“I’m grateful for the philanthropic support bestowed on Limestone College. Because of that support, I am able to enjoy the benefits of small classrooms, all because someone answered the clarion call to make a difference.”
Support Today's Needs ... Tomorrow's Dreams with your gift or pledge.
Ways to Give
|* One time gifts of cash||Simply make your check payable to Limestone College, noting that it is for the Limestone Capital Campaign.|
|* Gifts of Stock||The donor receives a tax deduction for the appreciated value of the securities and avoids capital gains tax.|
|* Credit Cards||A convenient and instant means of contributing! Limestone accepts all major credit cards.|
|* Checking Account Bank Draft||To set up a bank draft, the College must have a voided, signed check with the donor's full name.|
|* Matching Gifts||Many companies match employee contributions. Check with your firm's HR department.|
|Limestone College Gift Societies:|
|Legacy Society||$10,000 and up|
|Founder's Society||$5,000 - 9,999|
|President's Society||$2,500 - 4,999|
|Winnie Davis Society||$1,000 - 2,499|
|Lodge Society||$500 - 999|
|1845 Society||$151 - 249|
|Century Society||$1- 150|
|Limestone Fund Leadership Circle||$500 and up|
|Curtis Society||Estate and Planned Giving Recognition|
On Line Giving
|Limestone College Giving On Line|
For more information regarding naming opportunities, please contact Kelly Curtis at 864 488-4601 or Mandy Hoyle at 864 488-4599.
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